Argentina has advanced in REDD+ development during the last 10 years developing a National Strategy (Argentina REDD+ National Strategy), the National Reference level based on deforestation measuring, MRV capacities and a Safeguard Monitoring plan.
The country has focused on REDD+ from a large-scale program that covers all the country’s forests, creating the conditions for a disruptive change over drivers of deforestation.
Nevertheless, the Atlantic forest has not been contemplated as a forest threatened with extinction process although it is mostly under pressure of planned degradation and illegal deforestation rather than economic incentives causing deforestation.
During the last 5 years these circumstances took this threatened forest to its maximum fragility, making it urgent to advance on initiatives on a smaller scale which can integrate or ‘nest’ into the national or jurisdictional program. Meanwhile the capacities are being built at a national level, we believe need to take actions to preserve the forest remains with its genetic reservoirs.